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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 12-383

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - South and Southeast Asian Art

Exhibition Records, circa 1989-1990, 1994-1995, 2000-2010

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - South and Southeast Asian Art
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: circa 1989-1990, 1994-1995, 2000-2010
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 12-383
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Debra Diamond, Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, 2000- , documenting the development of exhibitions. Documented exhibitions include "Muraqqa': Imperial Mughal Albums from the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin;" "Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure;" "Tibetan Healing Mandala for Healing and Protection in the Aftermath of September 11th;" "Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing;" "Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India;" "Cai Guo-Qiang: 'Traveler: Reflection,'" "Dar al-Islam: Art, Life, and Cultures of the Islamic World" (cancelled); "Facing East: Portraits from Asia;" "Devi by Ravinder Reddy;" "Perspectives: Simryn Gill;" "Changing Tastes in 18th-20th Century Indian Art;" "Noble Path: Buddhist Art of Southeast Asia and Tibet;" "East of Eden: Gardens in Asian Art;" "Adventures of Hamza;" "Perspectives: Mei-ling Hom;" "Auto-Focus: Raghubir Singh's Way Into India;" "Perspectives: Do-Ho Suh;" "Kenro Izu: Sacred Sites Along the Silk Road;" and "Hiroshi Sugimoto: History of History." A small amount of records also document administrative activities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, checklists, label copy, floor plans, architectural drawings, loan information, research files, brochures, educational programming materials, clippings, press releases, images, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some materials were created by previous curators.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Debra Diamond, Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, 2000- , documenting the development of exhibitions. Documented exhibitions include "Muraqqa': Imperial Mughal Albums from the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin;" "Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure;" "Tibetan Healing Mandala for Healing and Protection in the Aftermath of September 11th;" "Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing;" "Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India;" "Cai Guo-Qiang: 'Traveler: Reflection,'" "Dar al-Islam: Art, Life, and Cultures of the Islamic World" (cancelled); "Facing East: Portraits from Asia;" "Devi by Ravinder Reddy;" "Perspectives: Simryn Gill;" "Changing Tastes in 18th-20th Century Indian Art;" "Noble Path: Buddhist Art of Southeast Asia and Tibet;" "East of Eden: Gardens in Asian Art;" "Adventures of Hamza;" "Perspectives: Mei-ling Hom;" "Auto-Focus: Raghubir Singh's Way Into India;" "Perspectives: Do-Ho Suh;" "Kenro Izu: Sacred Sites Along the Silk Road;" and "Hiroshi Sugimoto: History of History." A small amount of records also document administrative activities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, checklists, label copy, floor plans, architectural drawings, loan information, research files, brochures, educational programming materials, clippings, press releases, images, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some materials were created by previous curators.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2026; Transferring office; 10/18/2001 memorandum, Alers to Hennessey; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-383, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - South and Southeast Asian Art, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

"Muraqqa': Imperial Mughal Albums from the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin," May 3-August 3, 2008

Box 1 of 2

"Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure," October 18, 2003-January 11, 2004

Box 1 of 2

"Tibetan Healing Mandala for Healing and Protection in the Aftermath of September 11th," January 11-27, 2002

Box 1 of 2

Portugal Tourism, 2007

Box 1 of 2

"Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing," October 21, 2001-May 12, 2002

Box 1 of 2

"Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India," November 10, 2002-March 9, 2003

Box 1 of 2

Chola - Events and Programs

Box 1 of 2

"Cai Guo-Qiang: 'Traveler: Reflection,'" October 30, 2004-April 24, 2005

Box 1 of 2

"Dar al-Islam: Art, Life, and Cultures of the Islamic World" (Cancelled), 1994-1995

Box 1 of 2

"Facing East: Portraits from Asia," July 1-September 4, 2006

Box 1 of 2

"Devi by Ravinder Reddy," November 4, 2001-March 17, 2002

Box 1 of 2

Freer Fellowship - Alexander Nagel, 2009-2010

Box 1 of 2

"Perspectives: Simryn Gill," September 2, 2006-April 29, 2007 (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 2

Simryn Gill - Notes, Articles, and Press

Box 1 of 2

Simryn Gill - Installations

Box 1 of 2

"Changing Tastes in 18th-20th Century Indian Art," December 17, 2000-July 15, 2001

Box 1 of 2

"Noble Path: Buddhist Art of Southeast Asia and Tibet," 1989-1990

Box 1 of 2

"East of Eden: Gardens in Asian Art," February 24-May 13, 2007

Box 1 of 2

East of Eden - Writings

Box 1 of 2

"Adventures of Hamza," June 26-September 29, 2002

Box 1 of 2

Hamza - Schedule

Box 1 of 2

Hamza - Correspondence

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

"Perspectives: Mei-ling Hom," April 27, 2005-March 5, 2006

Box 2 of 2

"Auto-Focus: Raghubir Singh's Way Into India," March 8-August 10, 2003

Box 2 of 2

"Perspectives: Do-Ho Suh," April 17-September 26, 2004

Box 2 of 2

"Kenro Izu: Sacred Sites Along the Silk Road," June 9, 2002-January 5, 2003

Box 2 of 2

"Hiroshi Sugimoto: History of History," April 1-July 30, 2006

Box 2 of 2

Hiroshi Sugimoto - Events and Reviews

Box 2 of 2